Kalakavrikshiya, Kālakavṛkṣīya: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kālakavṛkṣīya can be transliterated into English as Kalakavrksiya or Kalakavrikshiya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kalakavrikshiya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kālakavṛkṣīya (कालकवृक्षीय).—An ancient Saint. During the reign of the King Kṣemadarśin in the country of Kosala, his subjects were put to great sufferings under the misrule and corruption of his courtiers. At that time, Kālakavṛkṣīya who was a friend of Kṣemadarśin and a reputed sage, came to Kosala with a caged crow. The sage went about the country claiming to know Kākavidyā" (Vāyasī vidyā) by which a crow could be made to tell past events. Actually, the sage was going round the country in order to gather first-hand information about the corrupt practices of the King’s men. After acquiring knowledge of the exact state of affairs in the country, Kālakavṛkṣīya reached the palace. Under the cloak of the crow’s words he exposed some of the improprieties of the King’s Minister. Naturally, the Minister was furious and by his secret instructions his servants shot the crow to death that same night. On the next day, the sage himself went to the King and convinced him of the Minister’s guilt. The King accepted the sage’s suggestions and brought about a thorough overhaul of the administration by punishing or dismissing the culprits. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 82).

In Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 106 we find that this sage once advised Drupada to make a treaty with King Kṣemadarśin. Kālakavṛkṣīya was a sage who flourished in Indra’s assembly. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 7).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalakavrikshiya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kālakavṛkṣīya (कालकवृक्षीय):—[=kālaka-vṛkṣīya] [from kālaka > kāla] m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata ii, 299; xii, 3059 and 3849] (cf. kāla-v.)

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Kalakavrikshiya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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